2nd Annual Running of the Elk
April 7, 2013
Race was professionally timed by A Change of Pace. View results here:
Event photos provided by Evan Pilchik Photography. Find your photo here:
Running of the Elk Half Marathon and all Half Marathon Relay Teams: 8:00 am sharp!
THRIVE 5K: 8:30 am sharp!
Sorry, No Refunds!
Please allow enough time prior to the race start times of 8:00 am sharp for the half marathon & relay and 8:30 am sharp for the 5k.
(Packet pickup is available on race morning starting at 6:30 am)
Micro-fiber shirts for every runner Men’s and Women’s shirts, including the Half Marathon, Relay, and 5K; flat and fast course; custom finisher awards* and cool age-group awards; Disposable Chip timing courtesy of A Change of Pace; ideal spring weather; delicious post-race food and entertainment.
* Half-Marathon & Relay finishers will receive a custom, Running of the Elk, finisher medal.
* NEW in 2013: Thrive 5k finishers will receive a finisher medal.
Proudly participating in the 2013 California Half Marathon Series!
First, second and third place overall male and female in the Half Marathon receive special prizes.
Age-group winners earn unique elk-related awards. Second and third place age-group finishers also win unique elk-related awards.
Overall male and female winners in the 5k earn special prizes while top three age group finishers will be awarded custom awards.
Top three all male, all female, and co-ed relay teams win special prizes.
Awards will be presented to the top three overall winners in the Half Marathon on stage. The overall male and female winners in the 5k will also receive their awards on stage. The awards ceremony will take place at 10 am.
All other awards may be picked up at the Awards Tent. Awards will not be mailed so please visit the Awards Tent if you think you finished in the top three in your age group. If you fail to pick up your award on race day, you can pick up your award at the Running Zone, 8470 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove starting Wednesday, April 10 through Monday, April 29.
Half Marathon and Relay Team runners have a 4 hour time limit – or until the elk are done running (whichever comes first) – to complete the events. 5K runners have 1 hour (19 min./mi. pace) to finish or clear the course to allow room for the leading 1/2 marathon runners.
Aid stations will be located approximately every 2 miles. Our aid stations are supported by local high school cross country team members. Water will be served on the first several tables and Gatorade on the following tables.
Half Marathon Relay
Our Half Marathon Relay is a two-person relay team with each person running/walking a leg of the race. The first leg is 7.5 miles. The second leg is 5.6 miles. The Half Marathon Relay includes three divisions: all female, all male, and coed. It will be up to you to find your relay partner in the exchange zone. Each team member must wear a bib number on the front of his/her shirt. Each team member will be given a timing tag at packet pickup, affixed to the bib number. If you cross the finish line without a timing tag, you will not have a recorded finish time for your relay team.
The Half Marathon Relay Exchange will take place at the corner of Bruceville and Poppy Ridge Roads – HERE. You can park in the parking lot at Bruceville and Whitlelock Parkway near the Starbucks! The Starbucks address is 10064 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, CA 95757. There is no shuttle service to or from the Relay Exchange point.
We highly recommend that relay teams pick up their race packets ahead of time to avoid any race-day hassles.
Note: There is no bus shuttle service to or from the relay exchange point.
Join us for a Carb Up Dinner the night before benefitting the Runnin’ For Rhett Foundation! Dinner details and registration here.
- Half Marathon - 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
- 5K - 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
- Two-Person Half Marathon Relay - All Male, All Female, Co-Ed
We are proud to partner with the Running Zone of Elk Grove for training for the Second Annual Kaiser Permanente Running of the Elk Half Marathon. Training begins January 12, 2013, sign-up today. Additionally, watch for more details regarding the Runnin’ for Rhett training program.
Race is professionally timed by A Change of Pace.
Proceeds from the Running of the Elk benefit the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation, a non-profit created to ensure that all Elk Grove children have an equal opportunity to be involved in sports. Fed. Tax ID#26-3779055